Kids make holidays so much fun!  They love to be apart of all of the action whether it is baking, decorating, or just anything!  I sometimes forget this and don’t include the little ones in my crafting…so this year I decided to let them decorate their own little playroom tree.  I came up with a few ideas for ornaments that they could make on their own and I was surprised at what a great job they did.  We turned on Christmas music, made some hot cocoa and got our craftiness on.

#1:  Button Snowflake Ornaments:

You will need:

4 popsicle sticks

a big bag of white buttons or colored (colored would be fun!)

white paint

hot glue gun and glue sticks

school glue

I had the sticks glued together first.  You can do this by placing one on top of another in an X and gluing the center. 

After they were glued together, I let the kids paint them white. 

We let the snowflakes dry and then we added the buttons.  I then put strips of glue on each stick and let the kids add the buttons.   Let them dry overnight. 

#2:  Felt trees with ric rac and pom pom trim

LOVE felt, pom poms and ric rac especially for crafting with the kids.

I first had the triangles cut out and ready to go.  I used two pieces of felt to make them more sturdy.  I glued my ric rac loop in the middle of the two felt pieces so that we could hang it on the tree.

Then I let the kids use some tacky glue to glue down ric rac strips and sparkly pom poms.

#3 Candy Cane Pom Pom Ornaments:

First, cut shapes of candy canes out of felt.  Super Easy!  Next, let your child add some pom poms with tacky glue.  And last, add a ric rac loop on top!  These were there favorite and they look so cute on their little tree!

And there you have a very cute playroom tree! 

{Side note:  They really wanted to incorporate pipe cleaner-they love those little bendy strips.  So…we rolled them around a pencil, pulled them apart a bit and added them to our tree as “icicles.”  Those clever little ones!}


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  2. I just hung my little button snowflake on the tree last night that my daughter made me about 18 years ago. 🙂 My tree is adorned with many handmade ornaments the kids made over the years. Now that they are all practically grown, it’s even more special to me! – Karen

  3. We are so making these tomorrow. The girls will LOVE it! Thanks Jamie!

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